Answer: Down the green's saddle. If the hole is cut there, that's sweet. It wasn't. Bogey.
We saw the frustrated Tiger for most of the day. On No. 4, Woods hit a bad approach shot, stood there and finally flipped his club at his bag in disgust.
After eight holes, when the rains came, he was right where he began the day at 1 over. He only needed a couple birdies to make the cut.
But when he started the back nine with a pair of 5s, when he missed a 8-foot 4-inch putt for par on No. 11, we saw the signs. Tiger was about to be caged.
The tournament experienced lightning, but not from its star.
Down the stretch, he made a bit of a run, but missed a birdie attempt on No. 15. On No. 16, needing two shots, he made par. On the par-5 17th, his third shot was only within 32 feet. On the par-3 18th, needing a hole-in-one, he made it to within 7 feet, 5 inches. Close, but not close enough. Still, Woods was gracious.
"I had a great time," he said. "The people here were fantastic. I could see how excited the fans were. Unfortunately, I was only here a couple days."
Indeed, Simpson is leading. Right behind him are Jonathan Byrd and Charlie Beljan - who led the tournament in "Who?s" - along with Jeff Maggert and Jerry Kelly. About the most striking story was news that Golf Channel's popular "Big Break" reality competition will hit The Greenbrier and premier Oct. 2. (Also, tennis stars John McEnroe and Pete Sampras will visit the resort on Sept. 22.)
While those are positive notes, however, the story of this day was Tiger. And, somewhat, Mickelson. A couple of blows to the event.
Unexpected turns, they were. Which we've come to expect.
Reach Mitch Vingle at 304-348-4827, mitchvin...@wvgazette.com or follow him at twitter.com/MitchVingle.